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Great Lawn Sessions II at Dartington: Jess McAllister & Band + Seren The Heron

27 May 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come and join us on the lawn outside The White Hart/The Great Hall, Dartington for a fabulous night of live music with Jess McAllister & Band + Seren The Heron. Music from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Come early as there will also be festival style food and drink served by The White Hart with veggie and vegan options.

It’s Free Entry, with a request to make a donation so that we can pay the artists as much as possible, so please be as generous as you can (cards and cash accepted).

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Jess McAllister and Band


The music of Exeter based Jess McAllister spans from free-spirited, nostalgic folk, through to rhythmic, gutsy blues, rock and pop. Switching effortlessly on stage between electric guitar, banjo and piano, she blends her honey dipped vocals and her craft of songwriting with live performances filled with spontaneity, passion and pure heart.


Jess’s band: Lucy Piper on drums; Abi Crisp on lead guitar; Matt Gordon on bass.

“Jess has done it again – a master of taking the trash of life and making a smash from it, Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing in the South West


“Make no mistake, here is evidence of a ferocious emotional and musical intelligence at work” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music


Seren the Heron: 


Seren (they/them) is a singer-songwriter who turns contemporary debates and long known lessons into musical stories. Their debut album Scrambled Mess (2015) was inspired by their upbringing in South Wales and the landscape and the people that live there. Today they are returning to music after a few years’ break, during which they have come out as trans and developed their craft and identity as an artist. Their songs reflect what it means to belong, to be different, to be loved, to lose, and to fight for what’s important.

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The Great Lawn Sessions II are curated and hosted by Katie Whitehouse & Christian Murison #blackbirdwhitehouse in association with the Dartington Trust and Dartington Arts


The Great Lawn Dartington
Outside the White Hart, Dartington Hall
Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL United Kingdom
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